Moments in History

How One Man Saved The World

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1983 was a different time. The world was a bit simpler. Two major superpowers — the US and Soviet Union — were sitting on nuclear arsenals that could obliterate the planet. One misstep, and the US would launch ICBMs at the Soviet Union and vice versa. On September 26, we came awful close to such a misstep.

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Cause and Effect

Tactical Geese

The unexpected third party in the nuclear stalemate.

Little known fact, but the eventual end of the nuclear proliferation stalemate between the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as a near-miss event that could have led to our own nuclear annihilation, were both caused by a flock of geese.

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